Scary Stuff: Russia warns US/US sends war ships toward North Korea

Fighter jet onboard USS Carl Vinson.

North Korea is vowing tough action to counter any moves by the US after it sent the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to waters off the Korean peninsula. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

“He’d bomb the shit out of them”

For years, The leaders in North Korea were like a mischievous child.  Making threats breaking things to get the worlds attention and respect.  Wanting a place at the adult table.

Since taking power last year, 34 year old Supreme Leader,Kim Jong-un has accelerated the county’s nuclear missile program.   Experts believe North Korea will have missiles capable of reaching Australia in two years and America in four.

The world is concerned about this mischievous child. While Korea hasn’t attacked another country in over sixty years, the question is when.   When will the mischievous child have a full on tantrum?  Korea currently doesn’t have range to fire missiles to Europe, and the Americas, it does has a sophisticated fleet of  submarines capable of firing missiles.  Experts believe North Korea’s navy has around 70 submarines in its fleet, although only a handful today are believed to be capable of firing submarine-launched ballistic missiles or so-called SLBMs.

North Korean state media on Tuesday warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of a U.S. pre-emptive strike as a U.S. Navy strike group led by a nuclear-powered aircraft steamed towards the western Pacific.

Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula with talk of military action by the United States gaining traction following its strikes last week against Syria and amid concerns the reclusive North may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test.

“Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theater but also in the U.S. mainland,” it said.

North Korea shares a border with Russia and China and is 5800 miles from the west coast of the United States.

45, wants something to be done immediately!  He want’s China to put pressure on North Korea

In a tweet, “I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem,”

In a Second tweet “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.,”


From the Washington Post

China’s Xi calls Trump, urges peaceful approach to North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged President Trump to find a peaceful solution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula during a telephone call between the two leaders early Wednesday, state media reported.  The phone call comes just four days after the pair held face-to-face talks in Florida “

Xi Jinping stressed that China insists on realizing the goal of denuclearization of the peninsula, insists on maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula, advocates resolving the problem through peaceful means and is willing to maintain communication and coordination with the U.S. side on the issue of the peninsula,” the paper wrote.

In a sign of its own growing discomfort at being caught in the middle, China’s Foreign Ministry also weighed in soon after.  “It is irresponsible and even dangerous to take any actions that may escalate the tension,” spokesman Lu Kang told a regular news conference. “All relevant parties should exercise restraint and keep calm, ease the tension instead of provoking each other and adding fuel to the fire.”

But Lv Chao, a North Korean studies expert at Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences, said the situation on the Korean Peninsula appeared to top the agenda, warning that it had become a “very serious standoff” after the U.S. carrier had entered nearby waters.


Would 45 go to war with North Korea to increase his approval ratings? 

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“The concerned parties should really signal red lights and hit the brake to defuse the situation,” Lv said. “Otherwise, it would be very easy for this to accidentally turn into a conflict. Though it’s very unlikely to have a full-scale war on the peninsula, it’s still very dangerous.”


The Pentagon sent a Navy strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier towards the Korean Peninsula over the weekend to “maintain readiness” amid concerns the regime in Pyongyang could be preparing for more missile launches and a possible sixth nuclear test.

Experts say a military strike by the United States remains unlikely, partly because it is not clear where to strike, and partly because North Korea would probably respond with a devastating attack on the South Korean capital Seoul.

China says it has suspended coal imports from North Korea to comply with U.N. resolutions, but also urges a resumption of talks to find a peaceful settlement. It will not support any action that undermines or could topple the regime in Pyongyang.

“Not only is Washington brimming with confidence and arrogance following the missile attacks on Syria, but Trump is also willing to be regarded as a man who honors his promises,” 


After Syria

Most of our allies and the fifty seven percent of Americans support the airstrikes in in Syria. But the majority are wary of any further U.S. military action in the country.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, issued US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a warning Wednesday against any further US strikes on the Syrian regime. Russia is Syria’s most powerful ally.  Russia “saw some very troubling actions regarding the attack on Syria,” he said, according to an official Russian interpreter.  “We believe it is fundamentally important not to let these actions happen again.”

Lavrov also complained about the mixed messages coming out of Washington on the Trump administration’s policy on Syria, with the US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, making clear Assad should have no future in Syria as Tillerson took a softer line.
“I will be frank that we had a lot of questions regarding a lot of very ambiguous as well as contradictory ideas on a whole plethora of bilateral and international agenda coming from Washington,”
The US claims the strike destroyed 20% of Syria’s operational aircraft, a figure disputed by Russia’s Defense Ministry.      But the White House has also caused a great deal of confusion — the US position on Syria is still woefully unclear, as Trump has made no comprehensive statement on Syria since last week’s missile attack.      He has made some comments to Fox News on Syria, saying he did not plan for the US to be drawn fully into the Syrian war.

 Update: Reuters 04/12/2017

North Korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked; Trump ‘armada’ steams on

North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression, as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific – a force U.S. President Donald Trump described as an “armada”.

Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished ally and neighbor, said in a tweet that North Korea was “looking for trouble” and the United States would “solve the problem” with or without Beijing’s help.

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What is unsettling,is the absence of a plan. 45 reacted to images of dead children. The same children he will not allow into America.  The Airstrikes moved the needle for 45, a win.
Does he has the wisdom.
We his ego allow him to retreat from  a young Kim Jong-um or is it about winning?  During the election,  Candidate Trump proudly said with regard to Isis: “He would Bomb the Shit out of them”   I said I don’t want to really tell you, but I realized I had to because I’m getting killed by these people [in the media] who say “Trump doesn’t have a plan for ISIS!”  I said no, I have a plan but I don’t want to tell ISIS what it is, because I’m going to win.
He has been in office for nearly 90 days, the plan is still a secret  He can strike North Korea as he struck Syria.  Scary Stuff